David Runciman: Kissinger looks for his prince, 3 December 2020
Show More The Inevitability of Tragedy: Henry Kissinger and His World by Barry Gewen.
Norton, 452 pp., £22.99, April 2020, 978 1 324 00405 9Show More
Henry Kissinger and American Power: A Political Biography by Thomas Schwartz.
Hill and Wang, 548 pp., £27.99, September 2020, 978 0 8090 9537 7Show More
“... 88 when its author died, and is 97 now. Still the books keep coming. This latest pair, by Barry Gewen and Thomas Schwartz, have moved beyond outrage to something more like bafflement, tinged with affection. Each begins with an effective admission of authorial uncertainty: why, they ask, am I writing about Henry Kissinger, when so much has been ...”